My Boob Tube Got Boobier

From the Los Angeles Times:

[…] former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s self-exculpatory campaign train rolled into the Ed Sullivan Theater last night. I don’t expect to see “Letterman/Blagojevich” up for any Oscars in 2039, but the real thing provided an odd half hour of television.

“I’ve been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest time,” Blagojevich told “Late Show” host David Letterman.

“Well, you’re on in the worst way, believe me,” Letterman lobbed back, having been served a straight line that was old the first time your granny heard it.


“For the life of me, I have no idea why this guy is here,” Letterman had said, but that wasn’t really so hard to answer. The ousted governor, who has also lately appeared on “The View,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Today Show” (“and every other show that is in production currently,” said the host), had, like most “Late Show” guests, something to sell: his version of whatever truth is out there.


“Now, are you going to continue to be on TV?” Letterman finally asked.

Oh, Dave, you don’t know the half of it! Now, I have to tell you, kids, that I am not yet convinced that Blago did anything that every other politician hasn’t done (other than get caught). That said, I’m getting sick of seeing his mug on every show on TV. So, I figured I would change the channel to TVLand and catch some of the old comedies.

I figured that would be a Blago-free zone, but I was mistaken. Had I been paying closer attention, I would have known that when this flashed on the screen:



I didn’t want to watch, but I couldn’t turn away. I thought that maybe I was just suffering from Blago overload and was hallucinating, but it wasn’t me. I realized that as the show continued….



I resigned myself to another Blago-filled evening. It never stopped. There were comedies….








There was even an old western!


I have to admit, I was enjoying the evening. That is until….



I can deal with Blago, but why is that other guy playing Grandpa Munster?! I thought he went away forever, and he’s back again already!!!


Original images:
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver
Sanford and Son
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Brady Bunch
The Cosby Show
The Munsters


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12 responses to “My Boob Tube Got Boobier

  1. Ram Venkatararam

    I love the Sandford and Son one best.

    “You big dummy, I’m gonna give you 5 aross your lip.”

  2. ram,
    by the end of the show, i was screaming to elizabeth that i may be coming, too!

  3. you are the best….

    get in touch
    i an ready to rock with the collaboration

  4. ready when you are, dcAp. did you forget where to find me? 😉

  5. OMG you two collaborating?
    Thanks for the heads-up. I have time to buy a case of Depends.

    Nonnie, this $hit was hilarious. Even more than usual, which is saying something.

  6. jeb

    I think I even saw him in the Super Bowl.

    Eddie Munster is the best. Those two hair styles seems to work with the faces.

    Blago, exit stage right. PLEASE!!!!

  7. karen,
    we will be collaborating, if dcAp ever gets off his tuchus. 😉

  8. jeb,
    eddie is my favorite, too, with rudy in the cosby show second. i love working on screencaps from old tv show. i’m a tv junkie from way back.

  9. nightowl724

    Leave it to Blago


  10. The irony of using Darth for Grandpa is that Al Lewis, the original actor, was a lifelong socialist who ran for Governor of New York on the Green Party ticket and spent his winters in Cuba!

  11. nightowl,
    with the quality of some of the shows on tv, can leave it to blago be far off?

  12. neon vincent,
    al lewis was quite the colorful character, if only because of all the stories he told about himself. he seemed to make up his life story (including his birth year) as he went along.